Annual Kroger Scotts Cancer Day Raises Over $71,000 For Charity

By Scott Sarvay

October 28, 2010 Updated Oct 28, 2010 at 12:32 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - The American Cancer Society and Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana will receive more than $71,000 in Kroger and Scott’s sales.

Cancer Day 2010 generated slightly less money from last year when the grocery chain raised $87,000.

In 2008, $125,000 went to the cancer organizations.

The proceeds each year fund programs in both cancer groups.

Tracina Smith with the American Cancer Society says, “Road to recovery and that's our program where we give free transportation to patients to and from treatment. Reach to recovery, that's where we actually pay our new diagnosed breast cancer patient with a mentor that has gone through breast cancer.”

Since the annual event started more than $4 million has been raised.

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